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Limestone Coast region

Housing loan repayments

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In the Limestone Coast region, 4.9% of households with a mortgage were making high loan repayments of $2,600 or more per month in 2016.

Mortgage repayments are directly related to house prices in the Limestone Coast region, length of occupancy and the level of equity of home owners. When viewed with Household Income data it may also indicate the level of housing stress households in the community are under. In mortgage belt areas it is expected that households will be paying a higher proportion of their income on their housing compared to well-established areas. First home buyer areas are also likely to have larger mortgages than upgrader areas where households move in with equity from elsewhere.

Mortgage payment levels are not directly comparable over time because of inflation. For comparison of mortgage payments over time, go to Housing Loan Quartiles.

Derived from the Census questions:

'How much does your household pay for this dwelling?' and 'Is this dwelling (owned outright, owned with a mortgage etc.)'

Households with a mortgage

Monthly housing loan repayments
Limestone Coast region - Households (Enumerated)2016
Monthly repayment amountNumber%Regional SA %
$299 or less5396.46.7
$300 - $5997448.99.8
$600 - $9991,99223.820.8
$1,000 - $1,1991,15813.911.9
$1,200 - $1,3991,04312.511.8
$1,400 - $1,5997178.68.7
$1,600 - $1,7995877.07.7
$1,800 - $1,9993033.64.2
$2,000 - $2,1993674.45.3
$2,200 - $2,399991.21.7
$2,400 - $2,599530.60.9
$2,600 - $2,9991471.82.3
$3,000 - $3,9991531.82.4
$4,000 - $4,999530.60.8
$5,000 and over570.70.7
Not stated3484.24.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Monthly housing loan repayments, 2016
Monthly housing loan repayments, 2016 $5,000 and over, Regional SA: 0.7% $4,000 - $4,999, Regional SA: 0.8% $3,000 - $3,999, Regional SA: 2.4% $2,600 - $2,999, Regional SA: 2.3% $2,400 - $2,599, Regional SA: 0.9% $2,200 - $2,399, Regional SA: 1.7% $2,000 - $2,199, Regional SA: 5.3% $1,800 - $1,999, Regional SA: 4.2% $1,600 - $1,799, Regional SA: 7.7% $1,400 - $1,599, Regional SA: 8.7% $1,200 - $1,399, Regional SA: 11.8% $1,000 - $1,199, Regional SA: 11.9% $600 - $999, Regional SA: 20.8% $300 - $599, Regional SA: 9.8% $299 or less, Regional SA: 6.7% $5,000 and over, Limestone Coast region: 0.7% $4,000 - $4,999, Limestone Coast region: 0.6% $3,000 - $3,999, Limestone Coast region: 1.8% $2,600 - $2,999, Limestone Coast region: 1.8% $2,400 - $2,599, Limestone Coast region: 0.6% $2,200 - $2,399, Limestone Coast region: 1.2% $2,000 - $2,199, Limestone Coast region: 4.4% $1,800 - $1,999, Limestone Coast region: 3.6% $1,600 - $1,799, Limestone Coast region: 7.0% $1,400 - $1,599, Limestone Coast region: 8.6% $1,200 - $1,399, Limestone Coast region: 12.5% $1,000 - $1,199, Limestone Coast region: 13.9% $600 - $999, Limestone Coast region: 23.8% $300 - $599, Limestone Coast region: 8.9% $299 or less, Limestone Coast region: 6.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the monthly housing loan repayments of households in the Limestone Coast region compared to Regional SA shows that there was a smaller proportion of households paying high mortgage repayments ($2,600 per month or more), and a larger proportion of households with low mortgage repayments (less than $1,200 per month).

Overall, 4.9% of households were paying high mortgage repayments, and 53.0% were paying low repayments, compared with 6.2% and 49.2% respectively in Regional SA.

The major differences between the household loan repayments of the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of $600 - $999 (23.8% compared to 20.8%)
  • A larger percentage of $1,000 - $1,199 (13.9% compared to 11.9%)
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